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M. P. Möller (Opus 8590, 1954)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
201 South 21St Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 36015

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 17 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 27 stops. 14 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 27
  • Registers: 14
  • Position: Console on lift.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 27, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- The contract was for a 3-division chancel organ divided between the transepts, as well as a 4-manual master console to control the new chancel organ and the 4/56 1927 Austin Op. 1445 behind a case in the rear gallery; Austin added a new master console in 1982; Reuter substantially rebuilt and revised the organ, with a new console, as Op. 2199 in 2000.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on July 12, 2008:

Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console with Möller installer (left) and Dr. Alexander McCurdy (right): Möller Promotional Photograph; collection of Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1954-03-21

Tonal Regulation and Tuning: Möller Promotional Photograph; collection of Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1954-03-21

Möller Pipe Displays (chancel) with Austin Organ Case (back balcony): Möller Promotional Photograph; collection of Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1954-03-21

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